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Zelensky told Axios that Biden’s administration had not informed him that Biden would waive sanctions on the Russian pipeline. which Ukraine sees as a threat to national security Instead, learn Biden’s decision through the news.
The pipeline — Nord Stream 2 — is being built in Germany and is reportedly nearing completion. It would allow Russia to deliver gas to Western Europe without having to go through Ukraine, separating the country, Zelensky said the United States. It is the only country that can stop it.
“This is a weapon, a real weapon … in the hands of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky told Axisos. “It is very incomprehensible … that ammunition for this weapon could be supplied by a great country like the United States.”
Biden is scheduled to meet Putin in Geneva on June 16.
According to Zelensky, Biden offered a “direct signal” that the United States was ready to block the pipeline before news of his waiver was broken. Biden’s administration cited the need to maintain good relations with Germany.
Zelensky said he understood the importance of maintaining good relations, but added, “How many Ukrainian lives does the relationship between the United States and Germany cost?”
The Ukrainian leader added that he still believes Biden can stop the pipeline.
“I still believe Biden is Jordanian politically,” Zelenski said. It cited NBA legend Michael Jordan and how he tricked opponents into becoming a “False feeling of victory”
“If this is not the case would be very unfortunate Not just for me,” Zelensky said of the pipeline waiver. “There will be a feeling that in these situations Russia will have a good chance of defeating the United States.”
A White House spokesman told Axios: “The State Department has been in frequent contact with Ukrainian officials regarding Nord Stream 2 prior to submitting the latest reports to Congress. The State Department has notified the Ukrainian ambassador in Washington and senior officials in Kiev, including the President’s Chief of Staff, according to the content of the report.”